Patrick John McDonough

Patrick John McDonough

Andersen, Tate, & Carr, P.C.
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI
  • Georgia
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Summary

Patrick J. McDonough leads the criminal defense division for Andersen, Tate & Carr, and is among the most sought after criminal defense attorneys in the state of Georgia. He has received national attention from the news media, and has been featured in leading publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Sports Illustrated, AJC and Forbes. His criminal practice includes both state and federal white-collar and general criminal defense. Yet, his primary focus is helping the average citizen who has gotten caught up in the system from a kid shoplifting to a DUI.

Before earning his reputation as a criminal defense attorney, Pat was the youngest serving District Attorney in the state of Georgia, where he boasted over a 99% conviction rate in the multi-county Cordele Judicial Circuit.

Pat built exclusive relationships while serving alongside each of Georgia District Attorneys’ and US Attorneys’ Offices, giving him exceptional credibility as a defense attorney. With a better understanding of a prosecutor’s mentality, Pat excels at objectively evaluating each case and creating a customized strategic defense.

While a majority of his cases are focused on criminal defense, Pat also excels while working within the firm’s domestic division. Using an unparalleled amount preparation combined with his extensive trial experience, he commits himself to providing clients with the best possible legal representation, resulting in the most favorable outcome possible.

Outside the courtroom, Pat uses his energy to advocate for the homeless population alongside the United Way of Greater Atlanta. After establishing the Gwinnett Reentry Intervention Program (GRIP), his efforts have helped to provide housing and case management services to homeless men and women recently released from jail. Through his dedication to the GRIP Program, Pat became the first recipient of the United Way of Greater Atlanta’s inaugural Corporate Community Champ

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Partner / Criminal Defense Attorney
Andersen, Tate, & Carr, P.C.
- Current
Leads the criminal defense division for Andersen, Tate & Carr, and is among the most sought after criminal defense attorneys in the state of Georgia. His criminal practice includes both state and federal white-collar and general criminal defense. Yet, his primary focus is helping the average citizen who has gotten caught up in the system from a kid shoplifting to a DUI.
District Attorney
Office of the District Attorney
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Education
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
J.D. (1994) | Law
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Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
B.A. | Speech Communications and Business
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Activities: Alpha Tau Omega
Awards
Georgia Super Lawyer
Atlanta Magazine
Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Rating
Martinedale-Hubbell
Corporate Community Champion Award
United Way of Greater Atlanta
Professional Associations
National Association Of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Member
Current
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Member
Current
Gwinnett Re-Entry Program
Founder
Current
Gwinnett County Bar Association
Member
Current
Georgia State Bar
Member
- Current
Speaking Engagements
The Founding of Gwinnett Re-Entry Program, C3 Conference, Atlanta, GA
hamber of Commerce, Gwinnett Rotaries, Greater Atlanta United Way
Certifications
DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
Georgia Public Safety Training Center
Websites & Blogs
Website
Andersen, Tate, & Carr, P.C. Website
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered

Q. What are the sentencing guidelines in Georgia for felony theft by taking?
A: If the item(s) stolen have a combined value of $500 or less, you will likely be facing a misdemeanor crime. However, if the combined value is more than $500, if you have shoplifted from three separate properties within one county within a period of seven days, or if this is not your first offense, you may be facing felony charges. For more guidelines, please visit our website: http://atclawfirm.com/disproving-the-3-biggest-myths-about-shoplifting-in-georgia/
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Andersen, Tate, & Carr, P.C.
One Sugarloaf Centre Suite 4000
1960 Satellite Boulevard
Duluth, GA 30097
USA
Telephone: (770) 822-0900
Fax: (770) 822-9680